Patents by Inventor Richard O'Connor

Richard O'Connor has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11427842
    Abstract: The complex chemistry underlying the extensive transformations involved in terpene indole alkaloid synthesis makes identification of the biosynthetic genes challenging. The present invention relates to methods for producing a terpene indole alkaloid derivative, comprising the steps of: (1) providing a terpene indole alkaloid; and (2) providing a first enzyme termed “Precondylocarpine Acetate Synthase” (PAS) or a functional variant or homologue thereof; and/or a second enzyme termed “Dehydroprecondylocarpine Acetate Synthase” (DPAS) or a functional variant or homologue thereof, and optionally providing further identified enzymes involved in this pathway. The invention also encompasses related kits, enzymes, expression vectors, host cells and plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: John Innes Centre
    Inventors: Sarah O'Connor, Lorenzo Caputi, Richard Payne, Jakob Franke, Scott Farrow
  • Publication number: 20220267794
    Abstract: Described herein are RPE cells engineered to secrete a GLA protein, as well as compositions, pharmaceutical preparations, and implantable devices comprising the engineered RPE cells, and methods of making and using the same for treating Fabry disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Lauren Emily Barney, Michael Beauregard, Guillaume Carmona, Francisco Caballero Gonzalez, Richard Heidebrecht, Erika Ellen Johnston, Robert James Miller, Owen O'Connor, Matthias Alexander Oberli, David Peritt, Jared A. Sewell, Devyn McKinley Smith, Omid Veiseh, Jeffrey Charles Way, Paul Kevin Wotton, Zoe Yin, Elina Makino, Brian Richard Fluharty, Marianthi Papakosta
  • Patent number: 10922851
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a virtual reality environment. Data requirements for generating the virtual reality environment are identified. The virtual reality environment includes objects that are displayed on a display system using a group of models defined by a group of standards. Discrete points for the objects are generated from the models based on the data requirements for generating the virtual reality environment for a selected point in time. At least one of color adjustments or contour adjustments is identified for a portion of the discrete points based on the group of standards and the data requirements when adjustments are needed. The discrete points are modified based on at least one of the color adjustments or the contour adjustments identified to form modified discrete points, which enable generating the virtual reality environment with a desired level of accuracy for training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David William Bowen, Anthony Mathew Montalbano, Jonathan Wayne Gabrys, Devin Richard O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10383454
    Abstract: A cushioning device includes a machine-washable polyurethan viscoelastic foam and a cavity for receiving a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SINOMAX USA, INC.
    Inventors: Steven James Romero, Terrence Richard O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10248580
    Abstract: A circuit is for protecting memory address data. The circuit may include an input data bus configured to receive write data to be written to a memory device, and an address bus configured to receive a corresponding write address. The circuit may also include an output data bus, and an address protection circuit coupled to the input data, address, and output data buses and configured to generate an address protection value based on the corresponding write address, and generate modified write data, on the output data bus. The modified write data includes the write data and the address protection value. The output data bus may have a width greater than a width of the input data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Eric Bernasconi, Richard O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20170010980
    Abstract: A circuit is for protecting memory address data. The circuit may include an input data bus configured to receive write data to be written to a memory device, and an address bus configured to receive a corresponding write address. The circuit may also include an output data bus, and an address protection circuit coupled to the input data, address, and output data buses and configured to generate an address protection value based on the corresponding write address, and generate modified write data, on the output data bus. The modified write data includes the write data and the address protection value. The output data bus may have a width greater than a width of the input data bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Eric BERNASCONI, Richard O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20160367041
    Abstract: A cushioning device includes a machine-washable polyurethan viscoelastic foam and a cavity for receiving a filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Steven James Romero, Terrence Richard O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20160093104
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a virtual reality environment. Data requirements for generating the virtual reality environment are identified. The virtual reality environment includes objects that are displayed on a display system using a group of models defined by a group of standards. Discrete points for the objects are generated from the models based on the data requirements for generating the virtual reality environment for a selected point in time. At least one of color adjustments or contour adjustments is identified for a portion of the discrete points based on the group of standards and the data requirements when adjustments are needed. The discrete points are modified based on at least one of the color adjustments or the contour adjustments identified to form modified discrete points, which enable generating the virtual reality environment with a desired level of accuracy for training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: David William Bowen, Anthony Mathew Montalbano, Jonathan Wayne Gabrys, Devin Richard O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130263386
    Abstract: A cushioning device containing a machine-washable polyurethane viscoelastic foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steven James ROMERO, Terrence Richard O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20060071803
    Abstract: A pathogen detector has a sample area for containing environmental air, a light source on one side of the sample area for directing a collimated beam of light through the sample air so that part of the light beam will be scattered by any particles present in the air while the remainder remains unscattered, and a beam blocking device on the opposite side of the sample area for blocking at least the unscattered portion of the beam of light and directing at least part of the scattered light onto a detector. The detector produces output pulses in which each pulse has a height proportional to particle size and a pulse height discriminator obtains the size distribution of airborne particles detected in the air sample at a given time from the detector output. An alarm signal is activated if the number of particles within a predetermined pathogen size range of around 1 to 7 ?m exceeds a predetermined normal level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Hamburger, Jian-Ping Jiang, Richard O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20050279102
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for starting a gas turbine engine under various conditions are used to distribute a varying total amount of electric power to at least one of a starter, a fuel heater and an oil heater while providing fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventor: Richard O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20050179300
    Abstract: A headrest with pivotable side support members and safety features. A head support assembly according to one embodiment includes a first wing member including a deformable plastic wing frame portion. The head support assembly also includes a center member that includes a plastic center frame portion to which the first wing member is pivotably coupled. The forward pivoting of the first wing member is limited an acute angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventors: Richard O'Connor, Brian Steuer
  • Publication number: 20050028533
    Abstract: A method of engine starting in a gas turbine engine comprises rotating the engine to provide an air flow into a combustor of the engine and injecting fuel into the combustor at a varying rate until the engine is lighted-off. The varying rate of the fuel flow is a function of time and is represented by a curve having at least one high frequency with respect to a light-off time, representing instant changes of the rate for intersecting a light-off zone while reducing a quantity of fuel injected into the combustor. After the light-off occurrence fuel is continuously injected into the combustor to accelerate the engine to a self-sustaining operation condition. This method of the present invention is adapted to find light-off points under various temperature and altitude conditions, thereby advantageously providing a rapid light-off, particularly under cold weather conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventor: Richard O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4925149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and novel device constructed so as to prevent damage to a manually operated remote control device capable of controlling the operation of a television or other electronic equipment, the shock absorbing unit being of unitary construction having at both of its ends identical cavity structures capable of encapsulating the ends of a manually operated remote control device, the cavity structures being affixed to a singular band member resulting in there being provided shock absorbing means about all surfaces of the manually operated remote control device thereby protecting same from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventors: Peter DiFrancesca, Richard O'Connor
  • Patent number: 4157476
    Abstract: In a dental x-ray tube head, the x-ray tube is in a casing that supports the tube and shields against stray radiation being projected to the environment through the housing of the tube head. The casing has an aperture for exit of the primary x-ray beam which is directed toward the examination subject. A hollow conical casting extension has its open-ended base intergral with the lower wall of the housing and its open apex end proximate to the aperture in the shield casing. A hollow conical liner comprised of x-ray absorbent material is fastened in the conical casting extension. The shield casing and liner are comprised of resin which is impregnated with barium sulphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1979
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Richard A. O'Connor